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The most important attribute for working successfully at Autumn Harp is the ability to work harmoniously with other people, specifically to create a positive work environment.  We offer a desirable and respectful workplace, competitive compensation and generous benefits - including paid time off, holiday pay, medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness, flexible spending accounts, 401k with employer match, profit share, a free gym membership and more!  Explore job opportunities at Autumn Harp below.

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Autumn Harp
Human Resources
26 Thompson Drive
Essex Junction, VT  05452
jobs@autumnharp.com
Fax: 802-857-4601

Autumn Harp is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Senior Process Engineer/Process Engineering Manager

The Senior Process Engineer/Process Engineering Manager role leads and oversees all processing engineering functions including, but not limited to process design and optimization, scale up, monitoring and optimizing process up-time, compounding equipment knowledge, FMI creation and maintenance, and OTC Validations.  The person in this position is responsible to develop and sustain manufacturing processes to meet or exceed the technical requirements of our customers while achieving quality, throughput, and cost objectives.  The candidate also leads the implementation of scale up practices and FDA/GMP documentation adherence for both OTC and non-OTC products.   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assure sound engineering and validation principals are applied to process design and execution such that they are simplified, trouble free, and aim for success every time (zero defects).
  • Write, review, and sign off on validation protocols for OTC products making active ingredient claims to ensure FDA compliance.  Update existing OTC validation templates for continuous improvement where necessary.
  • Define, characterize, and lead the implementation of new manufacturing processes in collaboration with formulation team and compounding.  
  • Manufacture pilot batches for skin care and color cosmetic products in development.
  • Write correction procedures for bulks that are authorized for re-work to correct an out of specification issue.
  • Serve as a Scrum Team liaison for the process engineering team for new product development.
  • Investigate all out of specification issues on bulk formulas in Production.
  • Assist with equipment selection and drive implementation of new equipment.
  • Manage projects to assure on-time/on budget implementation.
  • Ensure GMP compliance of compounding and PE equipment by performing routine audits.
  • Lead process improvements while mentoring others to improve processes.
  • Develop commercialization risk assessments with R&D chemists, Quality and Operations ahead of scale-up to ensure the appropriate resources (time and people) are applied for successful product transition from lab to plant. 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in the Engineering field, advanced degree a plus
  • 7+ years of experience in CPG engineering, continuous improvement or related field
  • Demonstrated history of driving manufacturing process continuous improvement/efficiencies
  • Solid project management skills
  • Effective communicator that can excel in a dynamic environment with little supervision or daily direction
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a personal commitment to succeed
Lead Maintenance Technician

Lead Maintenance Technician

Night Shift – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 645pm to 7am alternating Tuesdays 645pm to 3am

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Lead Maintenance Technician is responsible for leading all maintenance activities on the shift, training and mentoring the junior maintenance technicians, coordinating with production leadership to fulfill productions maintenance needs, relay and enforce the Autumn Harp work rules and the expectations of the Maintenance Supervisor in his absence.  Advanced trouble shooting, maintenance, repair, and continuous improvement of all filling and packaging machinery and systems.  Must be able to evaluate, set-up, test, and improve packaging process and designs.  The ability to analyze engineering technology, product specification needs, and testing procedures from planning to fulfillment review is required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Mentors and trains the other technicians on shift.
  • Installs, repairs, adjusts, overhauls, and maintains packaging machinery and associated equipment in good working order. Performs maintenance duties on the packaging line when the line is running, as necessary.
  • Provide technical support for high-speed packaging line equipment both mechanically and electrically.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and correct a variety of different technologies and equipment such as: tube filling, blister sealing, shrink wrapping, cream/lotion filling, hot dosing, labeling, component sorting, cartoners, casepackers, palletizers, and robotics.
  • Proven ability to diagnose technical problems with and without schematics/drawings.
  • Ensure all work meets all quality and safety standards while adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Responsible for the maintenance, repair and continuous improvement of all machinery and equipment.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by enforcing procedures, rules, and regulations.
     

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years of experience within an industrial setting using filling and packaging equipment.
  • College’s degree in technical field preferred, not required.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in filling and packaging operations
  • Strong knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems and how/where they interconnect.
  • Equipment Analysis, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Process Improvement, Technical Understanding, Documentation Skills.
  • Industrial automation controls experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to meet all internal and external customer needs.
Maintenance Technician

Day Shift – Thursday, Friday, Saturday 645am to 7pm, alternating Wednesdays 645am to 3pm

Autumn Harp, a private label custom contract manufacture of cosmetic and personal care products has an opening for a skilled maintenance technician on our Maintenance and Engineering team. 

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide mechanical support service to operational changes resulting from setting up and troubleshooting electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and robotic equipment.
  • Observes operation of equipment, troubleshoots abnormalities, locating sources of problems, repairing defective parts, adjusting functional parts of devices and control instruments, controlling downtime, and fabricating repair parts.
  • Assists in maintaining equipment, parts, and supply inventories.
  • Works safely and supports safety across the organization.
  • Trains operators to recognize problems and issues with equipment.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years mechanical or machining experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills in electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems for automated production machinery and support equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical prints.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to lift moderate to heavy loads up to 50 pounds.
Bulk/Material Handler

E2 Shift – Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6:50am – 7:00pm

E4 Shift – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 6:50pm – 7:00am

Reporting to the Shift Supervisor, the main responsibilities for this position are to manage, prep and prepare all materials for production.  Must be able to perform all duties and meet qualifications of a Production Operator as it would require working on the line.   Must be able to pass a baseline assessment; handle 50 lbs. routinely, 75 lbs. occasionally; ability to stand for long periods on a regular basis, and able to climb ladders safely.

Requirements include:

• Meet with previous shifts bulk handler and Team Leads to determine and discuss the status of current and approaching orders as they pertain to bulk.

• Consult all available resources to prioritize and plan:

   o   Pouring record

   o   Day By Hour sheet

   o   Machine Operators

   o   All Team Leads

   o   Batchroom Kettle VNC

   o   Batchroom Team Lead

   o   VNC Production board

   o   Labor Planner

• At the end of the shift, meet with the next shift bulk handler and cross shift team leader to exchange information.

• Routinely check the temperature for all heated bulk

• Shop for all needed Bulk

• Keep all bulk BIN locations up to date with their physical locations

• Check for testing and approval results for required bulk

• Ensure all flavor and color checks are completed

• Keep the VNC board updated throughout the shift

• Fill out bulk pre-event sheets

• Make sure all upcoming orders have all the appropriate equipment assembled and sanitized

• Ensure all cleaning logs have been updated to include relevant data

• Ensure Bulk-Pallet worksheets are up to date

• Work in a safe and diligent manner to make sure company guidelines are met

Minimum requirements:

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

• General computer proficiency

• Strong attention to detail

• Ability to multitask and troubleshoot issues as they arise

• Timely decision-making and responsiveness

• Able to work around hot pour perfumes and fragrances on a daily basis

• Possess solid reading and math skills. 

• Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team

Production Operator

E2 - Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6:50am to 7:00pm

E3 – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 6:50pm to 7:00am

E4 – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 6:50pm to 7:00am

Quality-minded, dependable individuals are needed to join our talented production team.  Our ideal candidates must be reliable, honest and respectful; and possess sound reading and math skills. Prior experience in manufacturing and mechanical aptitude, a plus.  Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position; which includes the ability to lift 30 lbs or more; able to stand and walk for 12hrs/day; able to perform exacting tasks by hand. 

Programmer Analyst

The Programmer Analyst is responsible for analyzing current software, hardware, and wider IT systems to identify opportunities for improvement. The Programmer Analyst will also develop solutions using a variety of development tools.  The Analyst will also document, test, and perform validations, monitor the effectiveness of new and existing systems as well as assist with any new implementations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote and support effective analysis and documentation of current business processes
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to gather requirements for improvement opportunities
  • Create technical specifications for new or modified systems
  • Liaising with other IT staff to produce new system solutions, functionality, and reports
  • Implementation of new systems; Go-live and hyper care support
  • Partner with area subject matter experts to improve IT project management processes
  • Technical review, testing and modifications to existing systems
  • Cross-functional Master Data management

Experience and Skills required:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to business needs
  • Project management skills
  • Experience with CSI/Syteline preferred
  • Programming experience preferred: C# and/or VB .NET desired
  • Understanding of relational databases
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) development experience preferred
  • 5-8 Years of related experience
Weigher

Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

The Weigher would be responsible for weighing and measuring the raw materials required for our Compounders and R&D department. The basic responsibilities of the position include: weighing out raw materials; inventory paperwork; and material handling in compliance with specific inventory control procedures.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • 2-3 years of experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic chemistry or food science. 
  • Must be a team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift 30lbs frequently, and up to 75lbs occasionally
  • Able to work around hot pour perfumes and fragrances on a daily basis
  • Have normal hearing and vision with the ability to discern colors
  • Above average reading and math skills
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing environment is a plus
Compounder

E4 Shift - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7:00pm to 7:00am

Our Compounders are responsible for making batches of our formulations. The ideal candidates will be quality-minded, dependable, have a positive and team oriented attitude with strong problem solving abilities. Compounders ensure that all products are batched according to the manufacturing instructions provided.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • 2-3 years of experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic chemistry or food science. 
  • Must be a team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift 30lbs frequently, and up to 75lbs occasionally
  • Able to work around hot pour perfumes and fragrances on a daily basis
  • Have normal hearing and vision with the ability to discern colors
  • Above average reading and math skills
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing environment is a plus
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing environment is a plus
Custodian

Autumn Harp is looking for an energetic and conscientious individual to help facilitate our custodial duties.  The position will work in a team based environment and will be responsible for maintaining the interior of our facility including our manufacturing area, warehouse space, lunchroom, offices, and restrooms.   The hours for the position are Tuesday - Saturday 7:00am to 3:30pm.

Requirements:

·        Follow all safety guidelines and procedures

·        Strong attention to detail

·        Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting ability

·        Effective time management and organization skills

·        Must be able to perform the physical demands of the role, including the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Quality Services Assistant

The Quality Services Assistant reports to the Quality Supervisor and is responsible for the review and comprehension of daily sampling requirements of internal and external customers, including retained samples, samples required for external testing or samples required directly by the customer.    The ability to work semi-independently, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be proficient in Microsoft Office is essential in this role.  The Quality Services Assistant must be able to communicate quality issues to employees, line leaders, supervisors, and managers. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts daily product sampling, sends samples to appropriate destinations, and maintains sample tracking database and samples results
  • Creates and sends Finished Good Certificates of Analysis and other documents as needed
  • Inspects product samples
  • Tracks customer sampling, testing, and documentation requirements for all products
  • Maintains and updates product and customer records as needed
  • Interfaces with Production, Customer Service Representatives, R&D, and other departments
  • Communicates with external testing laboratories and customers regarding testing, samples, documentation, and time lines
  • Assists the Quality department with records review and maintenance as needed, including the scanning and filing of product records
  • Supports Quality and Production activities by cross-training to:
       *In-process and final product inspections: Will be required to understand specifications associated with directly approving in-process or finished product quality
       *Receiving raw material inspections: Will be required to understand specifications and processes associated with directly approving raw material quality
       *Receiving packaging, label and component inspections: Will be required to understand specifications and processes associated with directly approving packaging and component quality
  • General QA Inspection Support; may fill in for Quality Assurance inspectors when necessary
  • Maintains accurate files and records, in compliance with customer and GMP and FDA regulations applicable to operations; files all reports as necessary in a timely manner to remain in compliance
  • Participates in Quality Assurance team meetings
     

Required Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft office
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work productively and independently